Almond Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Almond Storage Guidelines

We’re not embarrassed to admit it—almonds are the Goody Two-Shoes of the nut family. When properly stored, they retain their goodness and quality longer than any other nut. Like all nuts, they’re subjected to insect damage and oxidation. But our routine safeguards are firmly in place, allowing almonds to maintain their squeaky-clean reputation.

Guidelines for Almond Storage

  • Store or display almonds in a cool, dry place. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Dry warehouse storage is satisfactory during cool months if the storage temperature does not rise above 45ºF.
  • Ideal cold storage temperature is 35–45ºF. Recommended warehouse relative humidity is 55–65%.
  • Storage in ammonia-cooled rooms should be avoided, since ammonia fumes can ruin almonds quickly.
  • Almonds may be permeated by strong odors and should never be stored in the same room with pungent commodities such as onions, apples, fish, paint, cleaning compounds, etc.
  • Almonds can be freezer stored. It extends the shelf life of almonds significantly. However, proper packaging must be used to seal the almonds in order to protect from ice formation and moisture, which can result in mold.